Shillong, India (November 14, 2016)—The rise of the festival as one of the key pillars of modern live music is an international phenomenon, as the format continues to draw larger and larger audiences around the globe. Case in point: the recent Bacardi NH7 Weekender, held in RBDSA Sports Complex in Shillong, India.

The annual multi-city festival is one of the largest music festivals in India, hosting emerging local artists alongside major international acts, and attracting 12,000 visitors.

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PA company, Sound & Light Professionals (SNL), has managed sound reinforcement for the main stage since the event’s inception. This year, acts included Steven Wilson, Vertical Horizon, Farhan Akhtar, Dossier’s Urge, Vir Das Allen Chutney, Fossils, Undying Inc, and Aberrant.

To meet the technically diverse demands for monitoring on stage, SNL deployed its recently purchased Allen & Heath dLive S7000 surface and DM64 MixRack, supplied by Delhi-based distributor, Sun Infonet.

On-hand to mix monitors for Bollywood singer/actor, Farhan Akhtar. monitor engineer, Madhur Hastikar, commented, “This was my first experience of using dLive, and there are several features about the board which really stand out. Firstly, the headroom is simply remarkable; also, the dual Touchscreens make the GUI very intuitive to the average user, and the rotary controls feel very responsive, similar to that of an analog desk, which makes dialing parameters or gain a lot smoother.”

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